Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi

Trita Parsi is founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is author of Losing an Enemy - Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy; A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran; and Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Will Trump Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal This Week? If So, Threat of War Grows
This week is crucial for the Iran nuclear deal, and by extension, stability in the Middle East . By Friday, US President Donald Trump is obligated to renew sanctions waivers on Iran. If he fails to do so, the US will violate the nuclear deal of 2015 and trigger a process that will likely see the...
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Monday, January 01, 2018
There's Something Different About These Iran Protests
In a matter of days, protests in Iran have quickly spread across the country, taking the government by surprise and leaving analysts and pundits alike confused. Part of the reason many have been caught off guard is because these protests appear quite different from their 2009 predecessor—in terms...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Saudi Arabia Wants to Fight Iran to the Last American
Both Tel Aviv and Riyadh viewed Washington’s reorientation towards Asia with concern. They feared it would weaken Washington’s commitment to their security while also potentially making the United States more inclined to reach an accommodation with Iran. Those fears rose dramatically as Obama...
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Trump's Speech Against Iran Deal a National Disgrace
Trump's speech today was a national disgrace. This isn’t an effort to stiff a contractor over a real estate project, it’s a matter of war and peace. Donald Trump is in way over his head. Contrary to the reporting, Donald Trump is killing the deal – not in one move, but in several moves. First,...
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
5 Reasons Why Trump Is Moving Towards War With Iran
Make no mistake: We do not have a crisis over the Iran nuclear deal. It is working and everyone from Secretary Mattis and Tillerson to the US and Israeli intelligence services to the International Atomic Energy Agency agree: Iran is adhering to the deal . But Trump is about to take a working deal...
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran
Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran. Netanyahu will present an argument that Trump already has come to accept: America’s adherence to the nuclear deal cannot solely depend on...
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Saturday, July 29, 2017
The Mask Is Off: Trump Is Seeking War with Iran
Something extraordinary has happened in Washington. President Donald Trump has made it clear, in no uncertain terms and with no effort to disguise his duplicity, that he will claim that Tehran is cheating on the nuclear deal by October—the facts be damned. In short, the fix is in. Trump will refuse...
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Friday, June 09, 2017
As Iranians Vote For Peace, Trump Helps Saudi Arabia Pick Another Fight
American policymakers must be smiling from ear to ear. In a country with 56 million eligible voters, more than 41 million Saudis voted in their presidential elections last Friday – the 12th such election over the past 38 years. Despite a litany of obstacles arbitrarily imposed by unelected...
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Much Ado About Nothing: Politico’s Iran Deal Investigation Debunked
It is a sign of the times that when we need to march in defense of facts, of women deserving equal rights, and of science not being a Chinese conspiracy, we also have to defend something as self-evident as the undeniable value of the nuclear deal with Iran from 2015. But in a post-fact era, even...
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Sunday, April 09, 2017
Why Trump’s Syria Strike Will Not End Well
U.S. President Donald Trump claims the objective of his cruise missile strike on Syria is to deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons again. But six years into Syria’s brutal civil war, Trump does not have the luxury of defining his objective that narrowly. Whether he likes...
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